Power, Bennett win Bunbury golf classic

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Bunbury Golf Club’s Trisha Power dominated the women’s division of the Australia Day Classic to win the two-day competition at the weekend.

Power finished the 36-hole individual stableford with a score of 79, eight more points than her nearest competitor in Dianne Ireland (71) with Doreen Hughes (70) finishing not too far behind in third.

Lawrie Bennett won the men’s competition with a final score of 80 from the two days of play.

Bennett finished five points ahead of Tim Buller, Chris Gee and Gary Hughes.

Bunbury Golf Club general manager Des Shearer said a total of 170 players from across WA competed in the annual competition.

Chad Fauchoux putts on the final hole on Sunday.
Camera IconChad Fauchoux putts on the final hole on Sunday. Credit: Mitchell Woodcock / South Western Times

“We were very happy with the number of competitors as we had more visitors than usual this year,” he said.

“This was great as we had the soft opening of the new clubhouse after the completion of stage two of our $1 million project.”

Shearer said it was great to see Power win the women’s competition after years of consistency at the club.

“She is a fantastic member and is a great golfer,” he said.

Shearer said Bennett had been visiting the club for competitions for the past 30 years and it was fantastic to see him win his first event at the club.

“He is an A-grade golfer,” he said.

“He said the course is one of his favourites in WA.”

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